BTIG’s Brandon Ross and Rich Greenfield Host “Surviving and Thriving Global Media Disruption” Featuring WWE Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson, Executive Vice President Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Superstars Nikki Bella® and Charlotte Flair®
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018-- announced today that it hosted “Surviving and Thriving Global Media Disruption” with featured panelists WWE Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson, Executive Vice President, Live Events and Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque and WWE Superstars Nikki Bella and Charlotte Flair on Thursday, September 27 th in New York. Moderated by BTIG TMT Analysts Brandon Ross and Rich Greenfield, the event included panel discussions focused on the success of the WWE brand within the U.S. and internationally, and how company management and talent are owning their brands and reaching a diverse fan base in an ever-evolving media marketplace.
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Surviving and Thriving Global Media Disruption: An Evening with WWE and BTIG - (Left to Right) - WWE Co-President George Barrios, Rich Greenfield, BTIG TMT Analyst, Brandon Ross, BTIG TMT Analyst, Charlotte Flair, WWE Executive Vice President Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Nikki Bella and WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson. (Photo Courtesy of Anthony Causi)
“For the past several years, we’ve focused much of our research on disruption within the media industry,” said Mr. Ross. “Many legacy media companies and content creators have not adequately prepared for the future. However, WWE stands out within a sea of industry players as a company that has strategically invested where necessary and evolved for what’s ahead.”
“WWE’s global appeal, engaging storytelling and iconic characters have enabled it to build a symbiotic relationship between television and digital that has created tremendous value for shareholders. It is a truly unique company within the media landscape,” noted Mr. Greenfield.
BTIG’s Corporate Access program hosts client events across the consumer, energy, financials, healthcare, real estate, shipping and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. For more information about the conference or to access BTIG insights, contact a BTIG representative, or visit www.btigresearch.com. Use the hashtag #goodluck to follow the conversation on Twitter along with @RichBTIG and @BrandonBTIG.
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